|Plot Summary of Shadow Patriots: A Novel of the Revolution|
|"Shadow Patriots tells of the Culper Ring, a group of George Washington's spies operating out of Manhattan and Long Island. The city of New York itself can hold its own among the American Revolution's cast of pungent characters. The story includes familiar names -- Washington, Hamilton, Benedict Arnold -- and one unfamiliar number, the mysterious 355. 355 was the Culpers' code for "lady," and after 225 years she remains a nameless heroine who, many historians believe, died for her country.
These days many people might think that patriotism means flying an American flag to tatters from an SUV. Lucia St. Clair Robson writes about what it meant to be a patriot in tumultuous times of the Revolutionary War.
Ginny Stibolt, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Shadow Patriots: A Novel of the Revolution|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Tone of story
Time/era of story:
- american colonial period
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
- main char. spying/sabotage
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
War-time military intelligence mission?
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a substantial amount
Motive of antagonist
The antagonists are:
- crazed environmentalists
- fort/military installation
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
- hundreds or more
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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